Articles by Lizzie Russell

Here’s where you’ll find the top features and analysis published in BayBuzz magazine. As well as the occasional pithy opinion column from our guest authors.

However, not all the treasures of our magazine — culture, lifestyle, opinion, personalities, events and accomplishments to celebrate, humour — are published online. To see the full content of BayBuzz magazine, exactly as published, your paid subscription is required.

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Gerard and Common Room

02 August 2017

“IT’S HOSPITALITY – It’s not complicated,” says Common Room’s Gerard Barron. “You make people feel comfortable. You make them feel safe. You offer them good wine, and drinks and food. That’s it.” I’ve come to find out from Gerard just…

Lizzie Russell02 August 2017

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Finding Home: Michele Bryant & Johnny Brough

03 June 2017

A relocated house, views of the Ngaruroro River, a former schoolhouse now studio, and a custom-built courier pick-up shelter are making life work for former Wellington artists Michele Bryant and Johnny Brough. High on a hill above the river and…

Lizzie Russell03 June 2017

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The Great Collaborator

03 April 2017

To drink coffee with sculptor Rick Terstappen is to hear stories. His art-packed cottage adjoining the workshop just outside Havelock North is a cosy space filled with stories – some tall, some true, and some so colourful and gorgeously mad…

Lizzie Russell03 April 2017

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04 February 2017

While obesity rates are up, awareness around nutrition is too. In answering the BayBuzz ‘How We Eat’ survey, our readers shared their specific dietary habits/ preferences, showing that the majority of respondents make definite nutritional choices about their food –…

Lizzie Russell04 February 2017

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Watching Over the Water

24 December 2016

the Waimarama Surf Lifesaving Club is a community of around 350 salty sea lovers. Throughout summer the club operates surf patrols at the beach on Saturdays and Sundays as well as training young and not-so-young surf lovers in skills from…

Lizzie Russell24 December 2016

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Key to Success Is Teamwork

05 June 2016

“People ask me how I’m getting on down here, meeting people and so on, and I tell them I think I’ve met just about every tradesman around, they have just been marvellous.” The irony is that Michal McKay, Hawke’s Bay’s…

Lizzie Russell05 June 2016

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Grand Old Dames with Fresh New Energy

05 June 2016

Mangapapa Hotel Originally the home of Sir James and Lady Wattie, this slice of Hawke’s Bay history was purchased by Japanese buyers in 1998. It’s just had a $4 million, six-month refurbishment, and Mangapapa has already received a TripAdvisor Travellers’…

Lizzie Russell05 June 2016

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Who's Wired?

06 April 2016

Actually this question is already a bit archaic as wireless access to the Internet has quickly become the norm globally. And New Zealand is no exception. According to Nielsen NZ, fully 70% of New Zealanders now own a mobile connected…

Lizzie Russell06 April 2016

Hawke’s Bay’s Literary Pursuits

10 May 2013

When you think of Hawke’s Bay, do you imagine a literary hub – a thriving centre of writing and publishing? If you don’t, look a little closer. There is a growing number of events and activities to keep word-lovers engaged…

Lizzie Russell10 May 2013